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  • Natural History of the Farm: A Guide to the Practical Study of the Sources of Our Living in Wild Nature
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  • James G. Needham
  • 2019
  • Published by: Cornell University Press
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This is a guide to the practical study of the sources in wild nature of our living. It contains a series of study outlines for the entire year, and deals with both the plants and animals of the farm-the things that men have chosen to deal with as a means of livelihood and of personal satisfaction in all ages.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Frontispiece
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Epigraph
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  1. Preface
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  1. Table of Contents
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  1. Part I. Studies for the Fall Term: October–January
  1. Chapter 01 Mother Earth
  2. pp. 9-15
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  1. Chapter 02 The Wild Fruits of the Farm
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  1. Chapter 03 The Nuts of the Farm
  2. pp. 24-31
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  1. Chapter 04 The Farm Stream
  2. pp. 32-45
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  1. Chapter 05 The Fishes of the Farm Stream
  2. pp. 46-50
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  1. Chapter 06 Pasture Plants
  2. pp. 52-57
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  1. Chapter 07 The Edible Wild Roots of the Farm
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  1. Chapter 08 The November Seed-Crop
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  1. Chapter 09 The Deciduous Trees in Winter
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  1. Chapter 10 The Farm Wood-Lot
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  1. Chapter 11 The Fuel-Woods of the Farm
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  1. Chapter 12 Winter Verdure of the Farm
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  1. Chapter 13 The Wild Mammals of the Farm
  2. pp. 96-102
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  1. Chapter 14 The Domesticated Mammals of the Farm
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  1. Chapter 15 The Fowls of the Farm
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  1. Chapter 16 Farm Landscapes
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  1. Individual Exercises for the Fall Term
  2. pp. 126-136
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  1. Part II. Studies for the Spring Term
  1. Chapter 17 The Lay of the Land
  2. pp. 137-142
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  1. Chapter 18 The Deciduous Shrubs of the Farm
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  1. Chapter 19 Winter Activities of Wild Animals
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  1. Chapter 20 The Fiber Products of the Farm
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  1. Chapter 21 The Ice-Coat on the Trees
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  1. Chapter 22 Maple Sap and Sugar
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  1. Chapter 23 Nature's Soil-Conserving Operations
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  1. Chapter 24 The Passing of the Trees
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  1. Chapter 25 The Fence-Row
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  1. Chapter 26 The Spring Brook
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  1. Chapter 27 Nature's Offerings for Spring Planting
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  1. Chapter 28 The Cut-Over Woodland Thicket
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  1. Chapter 29 The Wild Spring Flowers of the Farm
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  1. Chapter 30 What Goes on in the Apple Blossoms
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  1. Chapter 31 The Song-Birds of the Farm
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  1. Chapter 32 Trees in the Early Summer Landscape
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  1. Individual Exercises for the Spring Term
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  1. Part III. Studies for Summer Term
  1. Chapter 33 The Progress of the Season
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  1. Chapter 34 The Clovers
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  1. Chapter 35 The Aromatic Herbs of the Farm
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  1. Chapter 36 The Trees in Summer
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  1. Chapter 37 Weeds of the Field
  2. pp. 257-263
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  1. Chapter 38 Summer Wild Flowers
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  1. Chapter 39 Some Insects at Work on Farm Crops
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  1. Chapter 40 Insects Molesting Farm Animals
  2. pp. 274-280
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  1. Chapter 41 Out in the Rain
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  1. Chapter 42 The Vines of the Farm
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  1. Chapter 43 The Swale
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  1. Chapter 44 The Brambles of the Farm
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  1. Chapter 45 The Population of an Old Apple Tree
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  1. Chapter 46 The Little Brook Gone Dry
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  1. Chapter 47 Swimming Holes
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  1. Chapter 48 Winding Roads
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  1. Individual Exercises for the Summer Term
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  1. OutdoorEquipment
  2. pp. 326-332
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 333-348
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  1. Copyright
  2. p. iv
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